The saga has ended. Antonio Brown put the Steelers in a figure four leg lock and Pittsburgh finally tapped out and agreed to send him to the Oakland Raiders for a 3rd and 5th round draft pick.
Pittsburgh lost the best wide receiver and took a $20 million cap hit and all they got back was a 3rd and 5th rounder which is going to be like, a right guard and a backup defensive lineman. Laugh out loud.
Needless to say, with a move this big, there are winners and of course, there are losers. Let’s start with the winners.
1. Antonio Brown
The squeaky wheel just got all of the
Pittsburgh to Oakland. What
Oh, and Antonio Brown gets a $30 million raise when he arrives day one. What a heist. Danny Ocean is blushing.
2. Ben Roethlisberger
By all accounts, Ben Roethlisberger is the biggest asshole and planet Earth and he’s managed to skate by unscathed even though he is solely responsible for every wide receiver angrily leaving the Steelers and wanting nothing to do with that big ol’ rapist.
Now, the Steelers belong to him. All outstanding personalities have been removed from the building and at 37-years old, he can finally stop pretending like he’s a good guy and go full heel.
3. Future asshole wide receivers
There have been disgruntled wide receivers in the NFL for as long as I can remember but this is the first time that a receiver who had multiple years left on his contract and a $20 million cap hit was still able to
This is how superstars move in the NBA and we all just except that reality. Antonio Brown just brought that energy to the NFL and it wouldn’t shock me at all if someone else just went on IG and sad farewell to the local fans randomly like AB did.
Have you taken a moment to think about where Antonio Brown just landed? The Oakland Raiders. Jon Gruden’s Oakland Raiders. The same Jon Gruden that showed up day one and punched the biggest guy on the yard right in the nose aka traded Khalil Mack, to like, prove some Machiavellian/Sun Tzu point about power dynamics.
I’m going to get sooo much content out this relationship. PLUS, the Raiders are moving to Las Vegas in 2020. Antonio Brown in Las Vegas?!? Yo, just give me those sweet sweet delicious page views right now.
And now onto the Losers…
1. Jon Gruden
I just alluded to this but yea, Gruden
Remember when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had to get rid of Keyshawn Johnson, their objectively best offensive playmaker, because Gruden didn’t like him. Antonio Brown’s assholeness is the size of a million Keyshawn’s.
2. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers lost Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown. All they got back was a 3rd and 5th round pick. The best running back and the best wide receiver. Gone. They won zero championships together and now they’re lowkey rebuilding already. Yikes.
Big Ben led the NFL in turnovers last season. He’s closer to 40 than he is to 30. It’s a wrap for that serial rapist and the only thing that could’ve extended his career was having Antonio Brown out there getting open on every play.
Steelers are about to get the No. 1 draft pick next year.
3. Derek Carr
Derek Carr STINKS. He’s bad at playing football which isn’t great for a professional football player. It says a lot about how bad he is that Amari Cooper was completely forgotten in Oakland until he was traded to Dallas and DAK FUCKING PRESCOTT unlocked him. Derek Carr makes Dak Prescott look like Peyton Manning.
Now that the Raiders have a true proven star at WR1, it’s really going to shine light on how terrible Carr is when Antonio Brown ends the year with 12 catches and 112 yards over the course of 16 games.
Don’t bother packing a bag, Derek. You’re not invited to Las Vegas.
4. Buffalo Bills
Antonio Brown being traded to the Buffalo Bills at like
My son Josh Allen almost had a superstar receiver and it was taken from us before we really got the chance to digest it. Fortunately, Josh Allen is a beast who is probably going to lead the NFL in rushing yards next season so he doesn’t need Antonio Brown anyway.
Ah, what could’ve been. *pours out liquor*.
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